Serena Crawford has received a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowship and an Oregon Literary Fellowship. Her work has appeared in Epoch, Ascent, Beloit Fiction Journal, Another Chicago Magazine, The McNeese Review, and elsewhere. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Here Among Strangers is her first book.
In the 25th in a series of posts on 2016 books entered for The Story Prize, Serena Crawford, author of Here Among Strangers (Lost Horse Press), discusses character.
Never be better than your characters. If your character falls into a vat of slime, you should have experienced that firsthand, either figuratively or literally. If your character is jobless or homeless, you sho
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